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Daily Archives: August 16, 2013

2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities

ARWU 2013 Press Release: “The 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is released today by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Starting from a decade ago, ARWU has been presenting the world Top 500 universities annually based on transparent methodology and reliable data. It has been recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one.”

New GAO Reports – Data Collection on English Language Learners, Export Promotion

Education Needs to Further Examine Data Collection on English Language Learners in Charter Schools, GAO-13-655R, Jul 17, 2013 Export Promotion – Better Information Needed about Federal Resources, GAO-13-644, Jul 17, 2013

Google Maps Adds Public Transport Routes, Schedules for MA

Google Maps now includes routes, schedules for all public transportation authorities in Mass. by Matt Rocheleau: “Google Maps now includes routes and schedules for all of the public transportation authorities in Massachusetts, including the MBTA and 15 regional transit authorities, state officials say. The move will allow Bay State travelers to use just one toolContinue Reading

How Do Global Banks Scramble for Liquidity?

How Do Global Banks Scramble for Liquidity? Evidence from the Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Freeze of 2007, by Viral V. Acharya, Gara  Afonso, and Anna Kovner. August 2013  Number 623 “In August of 2007, banks faced a freeze in funding liquidity from the asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) market. We investigate how banks scrambled for liquidity inContinue Reading